Emerald City (song)
"Emerald City" is a 1967 song by The Seekers about a visit to the fictional Emerald City from L. Frank Baum's Oz books. Set to the tune of "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, "Emerald City" reached #50 on the UK Charts in 1967.
|Single by The Seekers|
|from the album The Best of The Seekers|
|B-side||"Music Of The World A Turnin'"|
|Songwriter(s)||Keith Potger, as "John Martin"|
|The Seekers singles chronology|
The song was recorded in 1967 and released as a single around Christmas in 1967. The original writing credit was given to Kim Fowley and John Martin, but during a 1993 reunion tour, The Seekers revealed that "John Martin" was actually the nom-de-plume of band member Keith Potger.
- "Official Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. 13 December 1967. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- Midgley, Dominic (26 April 2014). "The Seekers are found again: The folk band are back doing what they do best". Daily Express. Retrieved 17 February 2017.